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Question Power for Time-lapse EM5mk2

I have an E-M5mk11 and I want to do some time-lapse astrophotography.
Probably lasting 1 - 2 hours a session.
Can I just get the AC-3 power adapter and use this or do I need to get the Battery Grip HLD-8 as well ?
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Re: Power for Time-lapse EM5mk2

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I have an E-M5mk11 and I want to do some time-lapse astrophotography.
Probably lasting 1 - 2 hours a session.
Can I just get the AC-3 power adapter and use this or do I need to get the Battery Grip HLD-8 as well ?
You will need the HLD-8 grip as well. You will possibly like it anyhow (if you use any larger lenses).
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Re: Power for Time-lapse EM5mk2

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You will need the HLD-8 grip as well. You will possibly like it anyhow (if you use any larger lenses).
Thanks, thats what I feared. They are not cheap though.
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Re: Power for Time-lapse EM5mk2

I would expect two Oly batteries to last long enough so just the grip should be enough though how many shots would that be?
It is possible to switch batteries in the pbh without powering down if the time between shots long enough
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Re: Power for Time-lapse EM5mk2

This might be an alternative:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ex-ProŽ-Olym.../dp/B00JOEJVEE

It won't paste as a link for some reason, but hopefully you can copy and paste into your browser.

I was thinking about getting one so if you do get one it would be interesting to see how it works for you.

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Re: Power for Time-lapse EM5mk2

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This might be an alternative:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ex-ProŽ-Olym.../dp/B00JOEJVEE

It won't paste as a link for some reason, but hopefully you can copy and paste into your browser.

I was thinking about getting one so if you do get one it would be interesting to see how it works for you.

Amanda
Thanks, but there is no where it can plug in to the EM5 mk2. You have to buy the HLD-8 grip + the extra battery adapter before you can plug in any power adapter.
Olympus have not made it easy.
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I would expect two Oly batteries to last long enough so just the grip should be enough though how many shots would that be?
It is possible to switch batteries in the pbh without powering down if the time between shots long enough

You cant swap batteries without powering down and one battery last for about 40 mins of cumulative exposure time. For astrophotography I need at least an hour or ideally three hours worth.
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You cant swap batteries without powering down and one battery last for about 40 mins of cumulative exposure time. For astrophotography I need at least an hour or ideally three hours worth.
You can swap batteries in a pbh without powering down.

Avoiding camera shake is a different thing.
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Re: Power for Time-lapse EM5mk2

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Thanks, but there is no where it can plug in to the EM5 mk2. You have to buy the HLD-8 grip + the extra battery adapter before you can plug in any power adapter.
Olympus have not made it easy.
That's the only legitimate way to do it though.
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